|Pictured: The last time John took a facing off there was a lot of static cling and it actually shocked John, so I was understandably nervous about being shocked with this one.|
|Pictured: No shocks though! Just hollytex gently coming off the map!|
|Pictured: John liked this picture not only because of the map, but also all the projects going on in the background. The piece at the very back is from the late 19th century and is one of the projects that has kept us so busy lately.|
|Pictured: Here is one of the edges and you can see why we used the hollytex to keep everything together. A lot of the pieces around the border were not attached to the rest anymore.|
|Pictured: Melissa worked on the missing areas from the black line in.|
|Pictured: One of the many uses for palette knives is placing filler in small holes.|
|Pictured: Once the filler was in, Melissa used water color pencils to add color to the missing areas.|
|Pictured: Our goal with most restoration projects, as with this one, is not to make it look completely new, but to smooth away some of the obvious signs of wear and tear.|
The edges are still ragged, but that is part of the charm of this century old map. And now it is stabilized and can, hopefully, make it another century!
It should be noted that several crucial steps in our process have been omitted. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 818.882.1214. Also check out our websites: http://www.postermountain.com and http://www.lapapergroup.com/. Please feel free to leave comments or questions on the blog!